IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine
The Magazine (RAM) publishes technical articles of interest to the international robotics and automation community. The magazine has over 12,000 readers and is consistently ranked by Thomson's Journal Citation Reports (JCR) as one of the most highly ranked publication in both Robotics (#7) and Automation & Control (#15) categories, with an impact factor of 4.250 in 2018 (5-years IF:4.816). The magazine publishes four issues per year: March, June, September and December.
The magazine tutorials cover important and topical issues in robotics and are written by leading experts in the field.
Recent Special Issues
- Socially Assistive Robots
- Robots for in-situ Interventions
- Robotic Technologies for Infrastructure maintenance
- Human-Robot Collaboration for Production Environments
- Socio-ethical Approaches to Robotics Development
- Cybathlon - December 2017
- The Surgical Robot Challenge- June 2017
- The Open Source Movement - March 2017
- Soft Robotics and Morphological Computation -September 2016
- Educational Robotics -June 2016
- Bioinspired Motor Control - March 2016
- Replicable and Measurable Robotics Research - September 2015
- Emerging Advances and Applications in Automation - June 2015
- Wearable Robotics - December 2014
- Advances in Probabilistic Modeling: Applications of Stochastic Geometry - June 2014
- Perception and Navigation for Autonomous Vehicles - March 2014
The IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine is a unique technology publication which is peer-reviewed, readable and substantive. The Magazine is a forum for articles which fall between the academic and theoretical orientation of scholarly journals and vendor sponsored trade publications.
The IEEE Transactions on Robotics and the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering publish advances in theory and experiment that underpin the science of robotics and automation. The Magazine complements these publications and seeks to present new scientific results to the practicing engineer through a focus on working systems and emphasizing creative solutions to real-world problems and highlighting implementation details.
The Magazine publishes regular technical articles that undergo a peer review process overseen by the Magazine's associate editors; special issues on important and emerging topics in which all articles are fully reviewed but managed by guest editors; tutorial articles written by leading experts in their field; and regular columns on topics including education, industry news, IEEE RAS news, technical and regional activity and a calendar of events.
The magazine can be subscribed to in paper or electronic form. The electronic issue is delivered by means of an email containing a weblink to read the magazine online in the browser or download it as a PDF file. This can be read with a PDF browsers on a desktop or tablet computer. Choice of subscription format is made when you renew your IEEE and RAS membership.